Modern children's literature : an introduction / edited by Catherine Butler and Kimberley Reynolds.

"Modern children's literature is currently receiving much public and critical attention. Organized to show developments in children's literature over time and across genres, this introductory guide looks at key British, American and Australian works, from picture books and texts for y...

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Other Authors: Reynolds, Kimberley, (Editor), Butler, Catherine, 1963- (Editor)
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition:Second edition.
Table of Contents:
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  • List of ContributorsList of BoxesList of FiguresAcknowledgementsIntroduction; Catherine ButlerPART I: MAPPING THE TERRITORY1. The Classic and the Canon in Children's Literature; Peter Hunt2. Fantasy in Children's Fiction; Farah Mendlesohn3. Psychoanalytic Approaches to Children's Literature; David Rudd4. Reading Contemporary Picture Books; Judith Graham5. Poetry for Children; Michael RosenPART II: TEXTS AND GENRES6. Family, Identity and Nationhood: Family Stories in Anglo-American Children's Literature, 1930-2000; Lucy Pearson7. Theories of Genre and Gender: Change and Continuity in the School Story; Pat Pinsent8. Literature of War: Comparative and Autobiographical Approaches; Gillian Lathey9. Language, Genres and Issues: The Socially Committed Novel; Pat Pinsent10. Past Settings, Contemporary Concerns: Feminist Historical Fiction in the Late Twentieth Century; Peter Bramwell11. Postmodernism, New Historicism and Postcolonialism: Some Recent Historical Novels; Pat PinsentPART III: APPROACHES AND ISSUES12. Chronotopes and Heritage: Time and Memory in Contemporary Children's Literature; Lisa Sainsbury13. Childhood, Youth Culture and the Uncanny: Uncanny Nights in Contemporary Fiction for Young People; Lisa Sainsbury14. Magic and Maturation: Uses of Magic in Fantasy Fiction; Peter Bramwell15. Supermen, Cyborgs, Avatars and Geeks: Technology and the Human in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction; Richard Shakeshaft16. Voicing Identity: The Dilemma of Narrative Perspective in Twenty-First-Century Young Adult Fiction; Maria NikolajevaFurther Reading Index.